Crash!

Well, Little Prince climbed out of his crib the other night.  The loud crash sound and subsequent screeching scared the heck out of me, and he cried LOUDLY but luckily he wasn’t hurt at all.  But it does mean that it is time to transition him to another method of sleeping.  I was nervous about a bed because he rocks HARD at night and he has very little idea of edges and keeping away from them.  So I really felt like he would rock himself right off the edge of his bed every night.  I could see many bumps and bruises in my future.  I thought of putting a mattress on the floor, but I didn’t want it to seem like I just threw a mattress on the floor like some poor college student who couldn’t afford an actual bed.  But then I thought of the Montessori idea of little kids having mattresses on the floor so that things are all at their level.  If I did his room up nice, it could work for him and it would keep him safe.

Here are some rooms I am looking at for inspiration:

http://offbeatfamilies.com/2011/07/toddler-bed-floor-mattress

http://www.spearmintbaby.com/2013/10/rexys-temporary-bedroom/

http://blog.thebump.com/2014/02/24/9-simple-steps-to-setting-up-a-montessori-style-toddler-bedroom/

http://www.babble.com/pregnancy/baby-friendly-nurseries/?pid=1520#slideshow

http://lifemadelovely-blog.com/2012/05/10/home-made-lovely-heathers-home-tour/

http://lovelymorning.com/index.php/2012/06/beautiful-two/

http://www.thebooandtheboy.com/2011/09/montessori-inspired-kids-rooms.html

http://lincnic.com/home-blog/2291

http://luchasientevive.com/simple-bedroom-ideas-saying-traditional-beds/

I decided to keep the chair in their because he likes it, but I put the edge of it by his mattress so that if he falls off it he will simply fall onto his mattress only a few inches down.  I left the decorations we had up high, but I am going to put some down low for him too.  Here is my start (It isn’t finished, but it was a quick fix for now)

We tried him in his new room and he LOVED playing in there.  It does take him a LONG time to go to sleep and after “naptime” we took him downstairs for supper and within seconds he was like this:

Silly boy played so much he tired himself out.  I am just happy he adjusted so well to his room.  I really expected him to kick up a fuss.  When we changed around the living room he did.  I think the fact that I left as much the same as I could may have helped him adjust.  I think he liked having freedom to run around his bedroom helped too.  I could hear  him running around a lot, but every time I peeked at him, he was sitting on his bed with his monkey pillow in his lap, rocking hard. 

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